You may not know what to look for when a roof shows signs of disrepair. But, if you regularly inspect your roof and gain some knowledge, you’ll be more prepared to replace or repair your roof at the right time.
Why is it Important to Regularly Inspect Your Roof?
It is essential to inspect your roof regularly. If a major storm like a hurricane has damaged your roof, it may be easily repaired by a professional before it becomes a bigger problem and costs you more money to replace.
If a hurricane has hit the area, inspect your roof for damage. An older roof may be damaged more quickly than a newer roof. If the wear is light, only repairs may be necessary at that time. However, if there is a lot of damage, you may need to replace the whole roof. That can be more expensive and time-consuming on your end, so consider these options to help you decide if you need repairs or a replacement.
How Long Does a Roof Last?
The lifespan of a roof depends on the materials used and the nature around your house. The climate is a significant factor in the longevity of your roof, and the heat and sun can weaken the materials. Also, a lighter-colored roof will help keep the heat from damaging your shingles and heating your home, which could raise electricity bills.
The tile is the best material to use in our humid heat in Florida. Tile roofs can last up to 40 years with quality materials. Compared to the 15-20 years of a shingle roof and tile is looking like a good investment.
How Do You Know if You Need a Roof Replacement?
Look for these signs when you regularly inspect your roof to know if you need to plan to replace or repair your roof:
1. The edge of your shingles curling up
2. Shingles that are rotting and easy to break off
3. Buckling, as if the shingles were pushed from underneath
These three things to look for are the main signs that moisture has gotten into your roof, like when there are frequent hurricanes, thunderstorms, and humid weather. Another reason is that at one time, someone improperly installed your roof, and you’ll need to get it replaced.